I'll be attending the festival alone (however my amazing husband is driving me there and back, and it's 3hrs from Boston!), and I feel fine with going solo - I'm actually looking forward to it, ya know since I'm an introvert and all...haha. I am excited to feel a bit more vulnerable and be pushed out of my comfort zone. I feel like there will be less pressure and I'll be able to just enjoy myself.
I'm starting the day with the amazing Rodney Yee and his gorgeous wife Colleen Saidman Yee doing backbends. How fitting, because I actually started practicing yoga in high school using my mom's VHS tapes of Rodney! I also just purchased Colleen's book, Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, and I cannot wait to read it. I had messaged her on Facebook inquiring about if she would be open to signing my copy, and she totally messaged me back and said she would!!
After the backbends, I'll be attending Bhagavad Gita On The Mat with Aimée Senise Bohn, where I'll learn more about the Hindu scripture, deepen my thinking about my life on and off the mat and how they connect, and of course do some more yoga.
The third class of the day is going to be fierce, and I cannot wait! It's called Yogarina Flow with HÄANA and Beau Campbell, and it's a "ballet-inspired take on [vinyasa] yoga"; whaaat?!
My last class of the day will be The Medicine of YIN with Liza Dousson, and it will focus more on the anatomy of the body and will be a slower form of yoga targeting the fascia. I figured that it would be helpful for my own practice, especially given my struggle with arthritis, but also it sounds very different than anything I'd learned before in my yoga classes.
I am so excited to share my experience with you all! I'll definitely try to take photos, and I bought a journal (since I'm just droppin' dollars left and right, yeesh) and plan to take notes when possible. Wish me luck and positivity!